Cabinet Appoints Nirere Madeleine As New Ombudsman

Nirere Madeleine

The cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro on Wednesday November 11 appointed former chairperson of the National Human Right Commission Nirere Madeleine as new Ombudsman.

Nirere replaces former Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi on this position. Murekezi has been in this position since late August 2017.

Paragraph three of article 21 of Office of Ombudsman law provides that the Ombudsman shall serve a five (5) year term, while Deputy Ombudsmen shall serve a four (4) year term. The term of the Ombudsman and that of Deputy Ombudsmen may be renewable only once through the procedure that was applied in the first term.

Chaired by President Paul Kagame, the cabinet meeting made several other appointments including in the National Industrial Research and Development Agency(NIRDA) where Dr Christian Sekomo Birame was appointed Director General.

He is replacing Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga who was moved to Development Bank of Rwanda(BRD) early this year.

Six commissioners of Rwanda Revenue Authority(RRA) were also appointed including; Felicien Mwumvaneza in Customs Service, Rosine Uwamariya in Internal Audit and Integrity, Felix Majyambere in Legal Services and Board Affairs, Innocent Murasi in Strategy and Risk Analysis, Jean Pierre Hitimana in Finance and Louise Kalisa Ingabire, Commissioner for Technology and Digital Transformation.

At Rwanda Heritage Academy which was specified as Inteko y’Umuco, a new institution which apparently brings on board the academy of language and culture and the national museums, Amb. Robert Masozera, was appointed Director General.

He was actually the director general of Institute of National Museums of Rwanda.

Dr Jean Claude Uwizeyimana, a linguist and lecturer at University of Rwanda was appointed Deputy Director General at the Rwanda Heritage Academy.

The cabinet meeting made a step further towards nuclear energy with the approval of a presidential order relating to accession of Rwanda to the convention on early notification of nuclear accident adopted in Vienna on September 26th 1986.

They also approved the presidential order ratifying the amendment to the convention on physical protection of nuclear material adopted in Vienna on July 8th 1997.

The cabinet did not make any change on the measures to prevent COVID-19, but, at a time a new wave of infection is looming, they reminded the general public not to loosen.




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